Modeling Metropolitan Miami
3D printing technology gains momentum
in architectural prototyping
It was a typical tropical day in Miami, Florida. Rafael
Tapanes had just delivered the Lancaster Plaza, a Mediterranean-style
condo complex, to his client. Impressed by the fast turnaround and modest
cost, the client returned the next day to ask if Tapanes could create
100 more. "Sure," said Tapanes. "Give me two days."
Before that, a frazzled real estate developer had approached
Tapanes with a rush order: Raise a swanky tower crowned with penthouses
in the middle of the Metropolitan Miami area, or The Met, as locals call
it. It took Tapanes a mere two weeks to put the tower where it belongs.
Tapanes isn't Superman. He just happens to own a 3D printer. Read
Wide-Format Scanners: How Much Speed
Do You Need?
By Henrik Vestermark
At this year's ESRI user conference in San Diego, California,
I spoke with many current and prospective customers in the AEC and GIS
communities about the business benefits of wide-format scanning. It was
clear that none of them was overwhelmingly concerned about scanning speed.
In fact, most revealed that scanning speed was not an issue at all. Read
Mark Your Calendar: AEC
SAP Business Forum 2006
October 18, 2006
Part of the SAP Business Innovation Series, this complimentary
event will include sessions with SAP experts who will answer
and discuss attendee questions and concerns. General Colin
Powell, USA (Ret.), former U.S. secretary of state, will
deliver the keynote speech. Read more
Primavera 23rd Annual Conference
December 3-6, 2006
San Diego, California
The Primavera Annual Conference is an annual educational forum for the company's
software users to update their product knowledge, network with their
project management peers and meet Primavera employees. Conference offerings
include hands-on learning, project profiles and educational and
technical tracks. Read more
World of Concrete 2007
January 22-26, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
The program for this year's World of Concrete conference includes more than
130 seminars and a Women in Concrete luncheon and forum, which will bring
together more than 200 women working in the concrete construction industry. Read more
March 26-27, 2007
Sugar Land (Houston), Texas
Subtitled "Capturing and Documenting Existing-Conditions Data for Design,
Construction and Operations," this conference aims to illuminate the
business case for using advanced dimensional control work processes enabled
by new technologies (such as 3D laser scanning) to achieve safety, cost,
schedule and quality values for capital projects. Read
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